Monthly Archives: October 2013

I Spy

Quis custodiet ipsos custodies? The phrase, traditionally attributed to Roman poet Juneval, is literally translated as who will guard the guards themselves or, more typically who will spy on the spy on the spies? But a more topical question might … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Lambs

“I can’t stand intolerance!” (funnier said than read, I admit).  Voltaire disapproved of intolerance but did not, as is commonly believed, actually say: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say … Continue reading

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One Small Hitch

It is remarkable that politicians the world over find it easier to interfere in the affairs of others rather than putting their own house in order.  Much better to be able to announce some grand gesture of than to work … Continue reading

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